I still haven't nabbed any of the Astros' Topps NOW cards, but here's another one I picked up featuring a guy I kind of PC. It's obvious that I am 1) a crowd-follower and 2) not a good investor, as my two Topps NOW purchases have been among the largest print runs to date. This one had a reported run of 3,746 copies.
This card commemorates Max Scherzer's 20-strikeout effort against the Detroit Tigers on May 11th, which tied an MLB record held by several other pitchers. The victory in that game also made him the second active pitcher to defeat all 30 MLB teams in a career. I thought this was a cool card with all of those K's lined up, and while I don't typically chase Scherzer cards too hard I do set his cards aside as a player collection when I find them.
I didn't pay full price for this card. I bought it from an eBay reseller who sold it to me for about 60% of the single-copy price on the Topps website. They must have taken advantage of one of the bulk deals that Topps offers on these cards, but even then they couldn't have made too much money off of me. It was a Buy It Now listing, though, so whatever their profit margin was is their own business. I was just happy to get a copy of the card at a decent price.